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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Assignment Time

I was going to post some questions about my blog that I have been personally asked. But the problem is, I can only remember two of the questions that I have been asked (I'll post them later).

Now, what I want everyone to do is to e-mail me and ask me any questions that you have. Whether they are about me, my web sites or my blog, and if they can be answered, I'll post them here in an upcoming entry. So, this means that you need to go through my blog and if you see or saw something awhile back, e-mail and ask me about that certain blog entry. Or, if you just have a question out of the blue, feel free to e-mail me with that question. The more questions you ask, the better that entry will be! If you don't want to be the one credited for the question, please tell me that you want your question(s) to be asked by "Anonymous".

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

November 29, 2005

I don't have much for a blog entry today. All I have to say is that my car is starting to act weird and that I am taking her in tomorrow to be looked at. Hopefully, they can fix her. If not, then it looks like it is time to start looking for another vehicle. I'm hoping that they can fix her because I have had some fun times and adventures with that car.

Albino Brain Chiggers! Cover Your Ears!!!

Well, it finally snowed here in Salt Lake on Saturday/Sunday (I can't remember for sure.) Not much, but still enough to cover the ground (where I live).

Now, if you'll follow me outside, I'll show you how to write your name in it...

While I was trying to find a picture for 3rd Rock from the Sun on the internet (which I couldn't) for this entry, I found out that Season 2 was released back in October.... Why the hell didn't anyone tell me?! Gosh!

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Done and Done

Well, my holiday shopping is done. Friday night, after getting off of work around 9PM, I headed to Wal-Mart and purchased my Christmas gift. I bought the Garth Brooks Limited Series Box Set. YES...... I listen to country! Well, not all of country... But enough to say that I can stand to listen to it. Well, some, but not all of it... You get my point!!!

Anyways, I then headed elsewhere to get my other gifts for the people I know. I can't say exactly where I went, or what I got, because that would then ruin the surprise on Christmas morning.

For those of you who are keeping a tab on me, this is a new world record! I normally wait until the last second to do my shopping. Nope, not this year. Just need to wrap the presents up.

I found this helpful pieces of advice while looking for the picture that is on the right... It will help you in not becoming a victim of fraud or any scam during the holidays.

God's Email

I received this e-mail from Rachel. Thanks Rach!

One day God was looking down at earth and saw all of the rascally behavior that was going on. So he called one of his angels and sent the angel to earth for a time.

When he returned, he told God, "Yes, it is bad on Earth; 95% are misbehaving and only 5% are not."

God thought for a moment and said, "Maybe I had better send down a second angel to get another opinion." So God called another angel and sent him to earth for a time too.

When the angel returned he went to God and said, "Yes, it's true. The earth is in decline; 95% are misbehaving, but 5% are being good."

God was not pleased, so he decided to e-mail the 5% that were good, because he wanted to encourage them...give them a little something to help them keep going.

Do you know what the e-mail said?

No?

Okay, just wondering. I didn't get one either.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Happy Black Friday, Everyone!

Just to help you out in your holiday shopping, here is Yahoo!'s Top 10 Worst [Electronic] Products of 2005. I knew the ROKR would bomb!

Don't worry couples, I have you covered here too. Guys, give your girlfriend some simple, but not too expensive jewelry. She will appreciate it. But just make sure that the jewelry doesn't say "I'm Cheap"!
Ladies, can't figure out what to get your boyfriend? According to Dane Cook, the best gift to give him is h___! LoL

If This House is a Rockin'...!

If you thought some twinkling lights and a lawn Santa Claus would win "Best Lighting Design" to your house in your neighborhood tournament, check this video out. I bet that the neighbors next to this guy must hate him for what he did. How this guy did it, I don't know...

Thanks TJ for showing me this video!


Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

I just would like to wish everyone the very best today!

What am I thankful for...?

- All the computer repair business that I have received over the past year!
- Those that kept me going when things seemed down...
- That I don't have to work today!
- Everyone who reads my blog (and all those who have visited any or all of my web sites)

(My favorite part of Thanksgiving, the pumpkin pie... Oh, yeah!)

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Hey Everybody...

IT IS TRISTYN'S 23RD BIRTHDAY!!!!

If you know her... Be sure to wish her a Happy Birthday!!!

Monday, November 21, 2005

Good Luck, Katrina!

For safety reasons, I can't tell everyone exactly where she is going to work...]

I wanted to write about this on Saturday, but you read why earlier...

I just want to wish Katrina the best at her new job. She is no longer going to be working with me at Super Saver. Well, the new place you are at, I wish you the best of luck and hope that you have a fun time there. It was great to get to know you, especially while we were at Van Winkle.

Oh, and thanks for spotting me on the Jumbo-Tron at the Jazz game a few years back. That made me, acting like a fool on the Jumbo-Tron, worth it. LoL.

Finally, Level 2

No, (LOL) I'm not playing World of Warcraft, I'm talking about my user profile on TV.com. In order to make comments or episode corrections towards television shows, you have to become a Level 2. Well, I finally did it. After two or three months, I finally did it. Now I guess I can get back to editing the Hong Kong Phooey episode guide that I was working on before they switched from TVToMe.com to TV.com.

If you think I am bad and "have no life", there are people on there that are Level 30+, and TV.com has only been around since May...

If you are wondering what Tyrone Biggums is doing as the picture, that is my profile icon. (lol)

That Is Number 3!

A while back (November 7th), I
posted an entry about the video of Jon Heder on DearElder.com. Well, I wrote and told the webmaster of NapoleonStuff.com about the video. Well, he recently posted a link so anyone could view the video... and he gave me props for telling him about it. That makes that posting on his site, number 3 for me.

I just want everyone to know... I didn't find the video, I only found the link to the video on Wikipedia because someone else found the video first....

All I did was tell him about it. But he still gave me props! So, I still stand by my word for repaying the favor of linking my web site...

CHECK OUT NAPOLEONSTUFF.COM!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Home...

Well, where to start about my trip on Thursday and Friday...

THURSDAY
Let see, Tristyn woke me up early again on Thursday. Well, it was early to me. I went to bed very late because I was up most of Wednesday night/Thursday early morning re-working the HTML code and design on my tech-tonics.com website. It has more than just one page now. I have it looking like the way I had it a few months ago, but not so complicated this time. Check it out! Sorry, no Santa hat on the M of .com... Yet... I'll wait until after Thanksgiving.

Well, I finally got up around 11:30AM and started to get ready to leave. Before I could leave town, I had to ship a package to someone in New York who finally bid on and won the pack of cards that I placed on eBay three, four weeks ago. I didn't make a profit on it. I just ended up making back the money it took to place it on eBay 3 or 4 times.

I then went and picked Tristyn up and we headed to my work to pick up my paycheck. Cashed it and headed up to Brigham City. We had to stop at the Wal-Mart in Brigham City because I needed get some socks. lol. We then continued on up through Sardine Canyon, up on through Logan into Franklin, Idaho. We had to stop at La Tienda to cash our previous winning lotto tickets. After that, we drove on into Preston, Idaho. We decided two things when we drove into town. One, we will drive up on into Pocatello, Idaho to spend the night there, and two, we will stop and eat at Big J Burger in Preston before heading up on through to Pocatello.

We finished eating and headed on up into Pocatello. Just a bit of advice... When traveling on lone roads and you are listening to your iPod, have another person change the song or artist or whatever function for you. If Tristyn didn't say anything, I would have rolled my car because a turn came out of no where while I was looking down at my iPod.

We had to stop really quick in Downey, Idaho at the Shell Gas station. That is a must when visiting that part of Idaho. After Downey, I kept driving north to Pocatello. When we arrived to Pocatello, I got off the first exit and started driving around Pocatello to find a place to stay. Ugh! Trying to find your way around there is a nightmare. Well, we finally found a Holiday Inn (that was the best looking hotel/motel up there) and registered to stay there for the night. Unloaded my car of our luggage and then we headed to the store to get some alcohol.

While we were drinking (in the room), we watched Golden Girls. I haven't watched that show in YEARS! After that was over, we found something on HBO about the Adult Video Industry. Did you know that there is an award show for these things? And also, the porn that Andy tries to watch in "The 40 Year Old Virgin" called, "Space Nuts" (a mock of Star Wars), is an actual porn video. It won best comedy in porn. LoL!

After that watching that show on HBO, Tristyn and I tried to straighten up our act to walk down to the gas station near the hotel, but failed every time because every minute we were cracking each other up because of how stupid we were acting. We first has to stop by the lobby of our hotel and use the internet on the complimentary computer. That's sad. Even on vacation, I can't get away from a computer.

We came back to the room and I partied some more. Now I see why I shouldn't drink anymore... I opened my "vault". I am not going to say what I talked about, just that I need to express myself and talk more often when normal.

After getting that personal stuff off my chest, Tristyn soon after fell asleep and I stayed up drinking more and watched an episode of Frasier.

I did exactly the one thing that I wanted to do on this trip... I got wasted. Well, because of me doing that, I know it's not best for me to drink anymore because of how bad I was in the morning.


FRIDAY
How bad did it get? ... I won't get into the full details, but Tristyn had to drive us home. She found it kind of funny that whenever we take her car, I always drive (95% of the time) and she will rest when I drive. This time, we took my car and she drove home while I slept. So, the car ride home was a blur because I slept.

When we got back to Salt Lake, we came to my house and we both crashed (me some more). Later, I had gotten enough strength back to take Tristyn home. Also, I could finally eat something and could keep it down.

Later Friday night, Tristyn came back over to my house. We then drove to my work because we had to drop off some "presents".

Well, one thing is for sure. No more alcohol. I've had my fun. Now it's time to get back to being serious again.

I know that young people, like my brother, read this blog. I just want to say that alcohol is not the way to go. There are other and much better things you could be doing...

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Busy, Busy Day...

Well, yesterday, I had a busy day.

First, Tristyn woke me up much earlier than I normally get up. But after getting ready and then leaving my house, we first stopped off at the library to pick up some CD's. I finally have a Kiss and Grateful Dead album now. Sweet! I say "album", meaning one album a piece.

Then, we quickly stopped at Jason's Deli to get me something for my breakfast (even though it was after noon o'clock by the time we got there). We then headed out to the Gateway Plaza because she wanted to visit The Living Planet Aquarium. Well, before we headed in to check that out, we stopped in at Borders and I bought three computer books. One of them is about PHP.

PHP is a computer language that is used in web pages. So if I actually completely read this entire book, and figure out how to write in PHP, many of you who actually read my blog will be able to write your comments and opinions about any of my future blog entries. You have a voice to, and I would like to hear... I mean, read, what you have to say about what I write. So, hopefully I can get that figured out.

Sorry, back to my story. I bought those 3 books and then we headed to and checked out the aquarium. It was interesting. However, I believe the Aquarium of the Bay on Pier 39 in San Francisco is much better because they have a tank you can look up and see creatures of the sea [PICTURE].

Well, after checking out the aquarium, we officially had lunch at the California Pizza Kitchen. They still know how to make a pizza. Their food is so good, I'm craving a pizza right now as I write this, the style of pizza that we ate. Good thing they make and sell this style of pizza in stores. This stuff is addicting like crack... Mmm-hmm!

After eating, we walked over to the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and I purchased some Sea Foam. Never tried it? Well... Go! Try it! We left Gateway and headed to the dollar movies. I was able to finally see The 40-Year-Old Virgin. It is a good movie, but nothing beats Napoleon Dynamite. And yes, I did notice the MST3K:TM poster that I mentioned earlier..

After the movie, came home and started packing for Idaho. I then remembered that I have a blog to write, so here I am. Plus, I'm only going up for the night, so I don't need to pack much.

Well, see you all on Saturday!

Monday, November 14, 2005

On the Road Again...

I'm going to be heading up to Idaho later this week. So if anyone that I personally know would like anything (cough!) while I am up there, just let me know before I leave. My new phone does not get service up there. I'll be back sometime Friday afternoon.

Oh! Just to let you know, I won't be posting a blog entry for Friday.

BEWARE!

(Another humorous e-mail from JoAnna)


Police are warning all men who frequently visit clubs, parties and local pubs, to be alert and stay cautious when offered a drink from any woman.

Many females use a date rape drug on the market called "Beer" to target unsuspecting men. The drug is generally found in liquid form and is now available almost anywhere. It comes in bottles, in cans, from taps, and in large "kegs."

Beer is used by female sexual predators at parties and bars to persuade their male victims to go home and have sex with them. Typically, a woman needs only to persuade a guy to consume a few units of Beer and then simply ask him home for no-strings-attached sex. Men are rendered helpless against this approach. After several beers, men will often succumb to desires to perform sexual acts on horrific-looking women to whom they would never normally be attracted. After drinking Beer, men often awaken with only hazy memories of exactly what happened to them the night before, often with just a vague feeling that "something bad" occurred.

At other times these unfortunate men are swindled out of their life savings, in a familiar scam known as "A Relationship." It has been reported that in extreme cases, the female may even be shrewd enough to entrap the unsuspecting male into a longer-term form of servitude and punishment referred to as "Marriage." Apparently, men are much more susceptible to this scam after Beer is administered and sex is offered by the predatory females.

Please forward this warning to every male you know. If you fall victim to this insidious Beer and the predatory women administering it, there are male support groups with venues in every town where you can discuss the details of your shocking encounter in an open and frank manner with similarly affected, like-minded guys.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Hello, World!

Well, thanks to JoAnna, I signed up for an account on My Space.com. As of now, I'm trying to change the coding to get it so anyone can read my blog here instead of me posting another one there.

Although I just created the account, I am not planning to post a lot on there. I'm going to keeping my blog here, and keeping this web page updated more than on there.

Dang it! Because I've been messing around with that, I am missing precious moments with catching up on Lost.

Friday, November 11, 2005

It Was a Stroll Down Memory Lane

Well, I walked around my neighborhood and passed out flyers yesterday, and it felt weird. I haven't walked up to each house in my neighborhood like that since I was in the 6-8th grade, because of Halloween. Oh well, not time for sweets. It time to start letting people know I am out there and ready to do business.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Let's Hope This Works

I had Tuesday and Wednesday off. On Tuesday, I had Kinko's (excuse me... FedEx Kinko's) copy a flyer that I had personally made to help promote tech-tonics.com in my neighborhood. I was planning on passing them out around my neighborhood on Wednesday, but I accidentally slept in a little too late (see why below, lol). Well, I guess it was a good thing that I didn't post them, because someone else posted flyers on people's doors around my neighborhood. I believe, had I posted my flyers and had those other flyers mixed with them... a large amount of people would have just ended up throwing both flyers away.

So, if I can get myself to get up early today, I'll be passing those flyers out...

Let's Go Get LOST

On Tuesday, I was finally able to check-out the first season of Lost. Oh man! It is very good! If you have not seen it, I suggest that you go rent it. So far, of what I have seen (I'm in the middle of watching episode 6 right now), it has that "Gilligan's Island", "The X-Files" and something else.... Oh, yeah!-- "The Blair Witch Project" feel to it.

I spent late Tuesday night until early Wednesday morning watching disc one. That is one reason I slept in late on Wednesday.

As I write this, I'm on disc two. And what stinks is I can't watch any new episodes (like the one that aired last night) until I finish the season and bit torrent the other episodes of season 2. But thank goodness that they are only 4 episodes into the season.

Monday, November 7, 2005

What's Going On?

You have probably noticed that I have not been up to much lately, like I was during the summer time. This is because I don't get out as much around this time of the year, and that there is not a lot for me to do. Well, I do try to get out as much as I can (this doesn't include work), but for some reason, I somehow always end up back home.

Well, I will try to keep it interesting here on my blog during this fall/winter season, even if I don't get out much...

Late Birthday Wish!

I just found out that it was Katrina's birthday this past week. She never told me her birth date... So, I'd like to wish her a late...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I would post how old she is, but I don't know that answer... So you are in the clear this time Katrina. ; )

Change In Website Names

No, not this one. My other site, voteforpedroonline.com. I went ahead and registered "napoleonstown.com". It still links to the same site, but if you are wondering why, then read this...

Saturday, November 5, 2005

If Things Go Well, I Might Be Showing Her My 'O' Face

Last night, I went out and purchased the Office Space Extra Special Edition Exclusive DVD at Best Buy...

I know, I know, I know...

I know what I said earlier about Best Buy in an earlier entry, but this was only place I could buy this special DVD set. This is the reason why I cancelled my order through Amazon. I guess I need to start watching what I say before I post anything.
Well, had I gone through with ordering this re-release of Office Space though Amazon, I would have received only the DVD, and not the goodies that came along with the Special Edition package.

So what goodies came in this Extra Special Edition package... besides the Special Flair DVD?
- Mousepad
- Coffee Mug
- Magnet picture frame
- Notepad (TPS Report Sheet Cover... Mini version)
- Pen/Pencil
And my favorite... A Stapler (a special "Office Space" Red Swingline Stapler)

Finally! A stapler that I can call my own.

Thursday, November 3, 2005

Finally Finished!

No, I'm not done posting pictures for good. It's just that I have finally finished posting any pictures that I took all the way back in September, especially the ones I took when I went up to Coalville. I guess, being sick around that time made me not feel it was important to hurry and get those pictures up... which caused me to forget about them period! Well, those pictures are now up and ready for viewing... Coalville, Utah & Evanston, Wyoming

I Steal Music From The Internet

This is why I love broadband/cable internet more than dial-up and DSL. I took this screen shot of how fast I was able to download this large audio clip the other night while using Kazaa Lite K++.

Now if you are saying, "But Ryan, if you use Kazaa (or any other P2P client), you are going to get into trouble with the RIAA!"

(_____) them! Here is a little fact that they don't want you to know... They only go after people who are sharing files, not the people who are downloading them. Still not convinced in going back to using P2P clients? Then try Bit Torrent... (Sorry, I'm not explaining how to figure out how to look for things to download.)

For A Good Laugh

You have probably read here on my blog entries that I work on computers. You might not know that I also work at a grocery store to help pay my monthly bills since I only get computer jobs from time to time. (You may know I work at a grocery store if you know me personally or if you have seen my name badge- lol.)

Well, I've been meaning to post a couple interesting facts about children that I have noticed while working at the store.

Number One-- In time of retrieving an object that the parent has told the child they can have, but must pay for first, the child can now actually become stronger than the parent trying to take that object away from them.
Interesting Fact... I will do the same thing when anyone is trying to get me out of a computer store.

Number Two-- We give and encourage our children any toy that has buttons and other object s/he can press to learn basic operating and development skills. However, when the child is sitting in the shopping cart, right in front of the debit/credit card machine that is located on every check stand, that machine is seen to the child as another toy to play with because it has actual buttons (not the new LCD screen pads like in other stores) and it makes a beeping noise when the button is pressed... and the child is punished for "playing" with a "toy". lol.

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Sorry, You Have To Be A Member To Apply

I got the response from NUOMA on applying to be the webmaster-- You have to be a member of NUOMA (which is $15 to join, even if you don't own a Mustang) and you also have to 'nominate yourself' for the position you are willing to do.

Yeah right! I am never good with dealing with elections. Plus, pay $15 dollars to join just to do something that I wouldn't get paid for, and probably would not be able to become a "sponsor" if I did do this-- ???. No thank you...

Worst DVD Ever

I went and purchased Star Wars Episode III with the bonus disc like I said I would the other night from Wal-Mart.

All that bonus disc was is like the cliff notes to Episodes I, II, IV, V & VI. It had C-3PO (who did the dialog) and R2-D2 (who beeped like normal) telling about the story of Anikin Skywalker from Episodes I & II, and the story of Luke Skywalker from Episodes IV, V & VI.


It skipped Episode III since this DVD was recorded in 2004 and Episode III had not started filming or been finalized yet. Plus, you could tell it was recorded before the release of the DVD Trilogy pack that was released in late 2004, because it showed the original ending to Episode VI.